Functions of the Fantastic: Selected Essays from the Thirteenth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

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This collection of 23 essays represents the best papers from the Thirteenth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. Scholars representing diverse perspectives on the fantastic address a variety of works--including those by Jane Austen, J.R.R. Tolkien, Stephen Donaldson, Ursula Le Guin, Jean Baudrillard, Anatole France, William Blake, and Angela Carter. Subjects addressed range from children's tales and classic literature to paper sculptures and popular television series. Containing provocative applications of scholarly observation to practical life, this volume will be of interest to scholars of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and popular culture, and to others who want to know which topics are currently in vogue in the field.

 

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Contents

Recent Trends in the Contemporary American Fairy Tale Jack Zipes
1
Richard Wunderlich
19
Jane Austen and the Fairy Tale Norma Rowen
29
How CBSs Beauty and the Beast Adapts Consensus Reality to Shape Its Magical World Dennis OBrien
37
The Night Side of Nature and the Victorian Supernatural Tale Robert F Geary
47
The Uses and Abuses of Interpretation in Queen Victorias Alice in Wonderland John Pennington
55
Psychoanalysis avant la lettre? Nigel E Smith
67
Love and Automata From Hoffmann to Lem and from Freud to Kristeva Miglena Nikolchina
77
Criminal Artists and Artisans in Mysteries by ETA Hoffman Dorothy Sayers Ernesto Sabato Patrick Suskind and Thomas Harris Edith Borchardt
125
The Craft of the Fantastic in Anatole Frances La RevoIte des anges Juliette Gilman
135
Sally Johnson Paperworks Dorothy Joiner
143
Culture as Spiritual Metaphor in Le Guins Always Coming Home Sarah Jo Webb
155
Assuming the Present in SF Sartre in a New Dimension Bud Foote
161
Finding Ones Place in the Fantastic Susan Coopers The Dark Is Rising Valerie Krips
169
Carter and Blake The Dangers of Innocence Mary Y Hallab
177
Travels in Hyperreality Jean Baudrillards America and J G Ballards Hello America Veronica Hollinger
185

Comic Function in M G Lewiss The Monk Gareth M Euridge
83
A World of Glas The Heroines Quest for Identity in Spensers Faerie Queene and Stephen R Donaldsons Mirror of Her Dreams Laurel L Hendrix
91
What about Bob? Doubles and Demons in Twin Peaks Nancy Buffington
101
Duality Reality and Magic in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Barbara Kline
107
Oliphaunts in the Perilous Realm The Function of Internal Wonder in Fantasy William Senior
115
The Men Who Walked on the Moon Images of America in the New Wave Science Fiction of the 1960s and 1970s Rob Latham
195
The Closing of the Final Frontier Science Fiction after 1960 Brian Attebery
205
Index
215
About the Editor and Contributors
227
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JOE SANDERS is Professor of English at Lakeland Community College, Mentor, Ohio. He is author of Roger Zelazny: A Primary and Secondary Bibliography and , and editor of Science Fiction Fandom (Greenwood, 1994). He is president of the Science Fiction Research Association.

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